Fine Line (Barry Gibb song)

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"Fine Line"
Japanese picture sleeve for this song with "One Night (For Lovers)" as the flipside.
Single by Barry Gibb
from the album Now Voyager
B-side "Stay Alone"
"One Night (For Lovers)" (Japan)
Released October 1984
Format 7", 12"
Recorded 1984 (Middle Ear Studios)
May 1984 (Ocean Way Studios)
Genre Post-disco, synthpop, dance-pop
Length 5:07
3:49 (12" version)
6:31 (Promo 12" version)
Label MCA (United States)
Polydor (United Kingdom)
Writer(s) Barry Gibb, George Bitzer
Producer(s) Barry Gibb, Karl Richardson
Barry Gibb singles chronology
"Shine, Shine"
(1984)
Fine Line
(1984)
"Childhood Days"
(1988)

"Fine Line" is a 1984 single by Barry Gibb. It was the second and last single from the album Now Voyager.[1] The song was written by Gibb and George Bitzer. The 12" version of this song was remixed by Larry Patterson.[2] This track reached #50 on the US Hot Dance Club Play chart.[3] The song features The Who's lead singer Roger Daltrey singing backing vocals along with Olivia Newton-John and Harry Wayne Casey of KC and the Sunshine Band.

Background[edit]

"Fine Line" was recorded as a demo in November or December 1983 in Miami Beach with "Face to Face", "The Hunter", "One Night (For Lovers)" and "The Hunter".[4]

For the 12-inch version of "Fine Line", Barry made both a shorter and longer mix; the longer version having more of the chorus edited. MCA issued a 12-inch single with three versions of "Fine Line", namely the original version, a shorter single edit and a longer version.

The song also contains a rap section by Gibb himself:

Personnel[edit]

Track listing[edit]

  • All tracks written and composed by Barry Gibb and George Bitzer.
7" promo single
No. Title Length
1. "Fine Line"   5:07
2. "Stay Alone"   3:42
12" promo single
No. Title Length
1. "Fine Line (Extended Dance Version)"   6:31
2. "Fine Line (Single Version)"   5:07
3. "Fine Line (LP Version)"   5:07
12" and 45rpm promo single
No. Title Length
1. "Fine Line (Extended Dance Version)"   6:31
2. "Fine Line (Single Version)"   5:07
3. "One Night (For Lovers)"   4:15

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Barry Gibb - Now Voyager". Discogs. Retrieved 10 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "Billboard: Dance Trax (1 December 1984)". Retrieved 12 February 2013. 
  3. ^ "Billboard:Hot Dance/Disco". Retrieved 12 February 2013. 
  4. ^ Brennan, Joseph. "Gibb Songs: 1983". Retrieved 28 May 2013.